Job Description:The Organizing Director works with the volunteer Executive Committee to lead and execute strategies to engage everyday people in grassroots organizing, direct advocacy, and campaigns for electoral change. The Organizing Director is responsible for leading 215 People’s Alliance organizing staff through training, planning, direction setting, and supervision. The Organizing Director represents 215 People’s Alliance in local and national coalitions and will attend convenings and events to share about 215 People’s Alliance’s work.
We’re looking for a strategic thinker, a team player and strong manager. 215PA is a collaborative, supportive, high-paced work environment. We are committed to developing leadership and skills of staff and members through ongoing collective learning and reflection.
Responsibilities:Ensure the implementation of organizational priorities for campaigns and neighborhood base building effortsSupervise staff through leading regular staff meetings and planning processes in their areas of workCoach and train organizing staff and leaders in developing relationships with potential members and communicating the mission and vision of 215 People’s Alliance Represent 215 People’s Alliance in coalition and partner meetings and convenings Participate in outreach to new members through a variety of means including but not limited to petition gathering, attendance at community events, canvassing and door knockingDevelop leadership of members through public speaking and organizing trainingsOrganize and turn out members for 215PA and coalition meetings, events, and actionsUse a variety of communications platform to reach members including but not limited to Action Network, Relay mass texting, old fashioned phone calls, and FacebookKeeping track of data using Broadstripes databaseConduct background research for campaigns and write email blasts and press releases to communicate information in relevant campaign stagesParticipate in political education processes with 215PA leadership and planning processes to deliver political education to broader membershipParticipate and at times lead fundraising efforts to sustain 215 People’s Alliance work and resource new organizing initiativesLead canvassing for progressive political candidates
Skills and Experience:5+ years of experience organizing with community or labor organizations and a proven ability to move people to actionExceptional leadership skills, and the ability to build the capacities of others and build organization with political clarity clear visionPassion for social justice work and belief in community organizingCommitment to 215 PA’s vision of uniting labor and community for working class powerAbility to talk to people from different backgrounds and think strategically about how to bring people in to build the workPatience with people, ability to problem solve and love for working with teams of staff and volunteers Strong writing and communication skillsStrong time management skillsExperience with database management and online toolsPublic speakingSelf-directed with a strong ability to take initiative on new projects and relationship building
Compensation: Salary based on experience, ranging between $50,000 - $60,000. Health coverage paid 90% by employer.